Japanese architecture never ceases to amaze. From the front, this house looks like a closed fortress. In contrary, the inside feels like a secure family environment. Just what a young family needs to feel protected. The extensive use of wood gives enough warmth to feel at home between these walls. Both sides hold a lot of large windows, what makes the house less fortress-like. Shogo Itawa Architects playfully implemented eight floors, each with it’s particular function and cool staircase.